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coast but it left behind plenty damage and a huge cleanup job. abc2 news sherrie johnson joins us with a story of how it's going to be severe the clean upand the political areas in the area. >> reporter: that's right. today president obama will be in the new orleans area to meet with officials and tour flood damaged areas. his republican rival mitt romney did the same on friday. this morning, parts of the state are still flooded and thousandsof people are still unable to return home. more than 200,000 utility customers are still without power and for some folks, they must rebuild for a second time in seven years. first it was hurricane katrina and now it's isaac. authorities dropped a mandatory evacuation order sunday for neighborhood threatened by a strained lock on a canal in st. tammany parish but they recommend people stay away. lock is on a man-made canal off the pearl river near the mississippi state line also on sunday, homeland security secretary visited the area. >> we are pretty-- the roof came off and water leaked in from the roof. took out the furniture and the flood w
. 15 burglaries in three weeks. police are frustrated and neighbors are concerned. sherrie johnson has more and do police have a suspect in this. >> reporter: so far nothing yet but they think it's someone familiar with the area with 15 burglaries in three weeks folks in the boulevard park neighborhood are on the lookout. the community is off mountain road. people say aid quiet and crime free area until now. now some of them didn't lock their doors over the last few weeks things are changeed. police believe the same person committed the burglaries. officers say it's someone very familiar with the neighborhood and routines of people who live there. detectives say they break in when no one is home and makes off with cash gulery and electronics. many have changed their routines. >> it upset everybody neighbors are getting burglar alarms and windows are getting locked down with bars. and. >> this is a neighborhood where everyone used to leave the door open. >> i am telling you until now we didn't our lawnmowers away. >> in response to this -- >> reporter: in response to this burglary spree
one in presales on amazon.com. sherrie johnson is here with more on the story, safe bet to say, military is going to be taking a look at this, making sure no classified information is inside. >> the military is very much posed to the book. -- opposed to the book. the member is speaking out about the death of osama bin laden. he says his back is not aim at influencing the election but it sheds light on the raid. he says as the team went up the stairs at the compound, al- qaeda leader poked his head out. two shots were fired. bin laden was on the floor, not standing up as was reported. he and another member fired in to bin laden's chest to make sure he was dead. bissonnet's lawyer says he didn't violate military secrecy agreements. >> my worry, it's a political season, this book is not political whatsoever. it doesn't bad mouth either party. we specifically chose september 11th, to keep it out of the politics. >> military wants bissonnet and publisher to forego royalties. read more on the story on our website at abc2news.com, it's in the slide show here, it's also our facebook fa
and family and servicemen and women are coming together to pay respects. sherrie johnson is here with more on the story. what is expected for today? >>> today a viewing will be held for petty officer first class patrick feets. a navy seal from edgewater, funeral held wednesday at the fort meyer memorial chapel before he is ladies to rest at arlington national cemetery. feeks and 6 other americans died when their helicopter went down during a fire fight with insurgents. this incident was one of the deadliest air disasters in the 11 year old war. he enlisted in march of 2006 and assigned in may of 2008. he deployed last december. his casket was flown to dover hundreds of people lined route two in edgewater, to welcome patrick home for the final time. >> this boy coming home is the best of the best we have to offer in this country. the least i can do is give my respect to him. >> his view willing be held today from 2 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 in edgewater. he leaves behind parents, and wife emily. >>> group of suspected robbers underestimated a 92 year old man and there were deadly consequence
locks on their doors. sherry john son has -- sherry johnson has more as -- sherrie johnson has more as police try to catch the burglary. >> reporter: they are investigating with 15 burglaries in three weeks folks in the boulevard park neighborhood are on the lookout. they are off mountain road. peep who live there say it's a quiet and crime free area until now. some of they didn't lock their doors. over the last few weeks things changed. police believe the same person committed the burglaries. officers say it was someone who is is familiar with the neighborhood and routines of people who live there. dekives say the suspects breaks in when no one is home and makes off with cash jewelry and electronics. many started to change their routine. >> as soon as my neighbor right behind me got robbed, i have not been able to sleep about a couple hours a night. i pace from window to window looking out. >> reporter: in the response to the burglary spree the neighborhood association mass a heat -- has meeting planned at #:30 at the clubhouse. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> 5:34a woman shot in t
. and sherrie johnson has details on what other products this also applies to. sherrie. >> reporter: well, we have learned the large-scale recall for trader joe's brand valencia peanut butter applies to nut butter sold under 14 brand names at stores around the country. this includes almond butter and peanut but the ebb with flax cede -- butter with flax seed sold in target stores. the product sold nationwide is linked to 29 cases of salmonellain 18 states. more than 3/4 of those who became ill were children under the age of 18. no deaths have been reported so far. there have been reported illnesses of three cases in massachusetts, one in rhode island and one was in north carolina. people became sick between jewel lenth and september 2 -- june 11th and september 2nd. it's most dangerous to children and the elderly and others with weak immune systems find a list of the recalled eye tells at abc2news.com on the home page. sherrie johnson, abc to news. >>> -- abc2 news. >>> bouncing on a trap poe lien may be a favorite for kids but it could be dangerous. a report is urging parents to keep kids of
to baltimore and now it's your turn to say thank you. sherrie johnson is live with where you can pay your respects and what you can do. >> reporter: well, yes, art modell's casket will be right here at m and t bank stadium on saturday on the field from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. now you know, the modell family and ravens want to have a silent tribute in his honor. and you are asked to wear purple to this event. now art modell passed away early yesterday morning at the age of 87. modell brought our beloved ravens here from cleveland in 1996. he hoisted the lombardi trophy as owner in 2001 and his influence was bigger than just football. he and his wife pat donated millions of dollars to charity in the city including the seed school and johns hopkins and kennedy krieger ins tiew. he impacted the nfl -- institute. he impacted the nfl but techly with number 52. >> one of the most awesome man i met in my life and for me to know him, the know the guy had a plan for me to meet the manlike that with all the impact he had on the world. so, it's hard losing someone that powerful with that much influence. >>
. will it work? sherrie johnson is live this morning. how ishis plan different? >> reporter: basically, they plan to build on that security plan. they're encouraging students and staff to be aware of your surroundings. if you see something, say something. and they're implementing a new tip line and they want to hire a new security director. administrators will meet with students and staff in a mandatory meeting, talking about the building an. and the superintendent said that he wants to beef up safety and security in the school building. this comes after two gun incidents at baltimore county schools since the first day of class. in one incident, a student was shot in the cafeteria at perry hall high school. on tuesday, and eighth grade student showed up at this school threatening his teacher and some students. the meeting today will help the teachers and the students under their role in the plan. and the district will share an updated reporting system for staff and students, including that anonymous tip line. and the direct plans to hire a new safety and security director. the superintendent will
on the cincinnati bangles at the bank. sherrie johnson is live this morning, she has been out talking with fans and getting the insights on what we can expect. what are fans saying? >> reporter: ravens fans are excited about tonight's game. i have been out here talking with folks. right now i have buddy and kenny, joining me live here this morning. they are great, chatting it up with me. buddy, what are your thoughts about the game. you are headed out there tonight. >> i'm excited for tonight's game. the weather is perfect. i am taking my wife to the first ravens game, the opening game. she will enjoy all the moments of tonight's game. >> reporter: excellent. what do you think about the offense. >> i think the ravens are going to do very well. flacco is better when he doesn't have final to worry about the huddle, his natural abilities will take over tonight. >> hopefully the stars will be aligned this year. two years in a row, one catch prevented us from going to a super bowl. hopefully with a little luck and a lot of encouraging play making by the ravens players, we will make it to the super b
their season to the icon who brought football to charm city. sherrie johnson is live on how they plan to honor model. >> reporter: we are here at dunkin donuts, talking to fans all morning long, everyone is excited and pumped up. tonight at 7:00, the ravens take on the cincinnati bangles at mt bank stadium. it's abuzz this morning. the ravens are dedicating this season to art model. he was the former ravens owner and man who brought football back to baltimore. this year the ravens could face the biggest challenge yet. the ravens will play 8 of the 16 games against teams that made the playoffs last year. the ravens won't have torrell. we caught up with the fans, here is what they have to say about the team. love the ravens, they are a great team. my daughter goes to college in baltimore. i have adopted them. that's my team. i think they have a good shot to win tonight. i'm sure they will win. i would go with the ravens. >> all right. as you can see, lots of excitement in the air, folks are excited about the ravens. the game stats at 7:00 tonight at mt bank stadium. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >
. sherrie johnson is here with more on how they are supporting the teachers. >> reporter: they will have a picket line, this after noon, here at the corner of cold spring lane and falls road in north baltimore in front of western high school, they plan to take to the streets here to support those teachers in chicago that are on strike. a chicago judge has scheduled a hearing on a possible injunction to end the chicago teachers strike for wednesday at 10:30 a.m. chicago city attorneys filing a -- sherry, thank you for being here with us, can you tell us about why you are going to be here on the picket line and supporting the chicago teachers? >> sure. we believe it takes courage to stand up for what is right. the issues are universal. questions of class size, questions of the right to education, it's a universal ob shoe that affects baltimore city and people and the country. any time someone stands for something right, we should all be behind them and supporting them, we are worried about the injunction. activists had to come together, stand with our teachers, around the country. >> what
at their schools. sherrie johnson is live at school headquarters with more on the security plan. i know you've been work the phones this morning what have you learned? >> reporter: i spoke to baltimore county public school officials and they tell me that today there is a meeting with teachers and staff to talk about an updated building security plan. this is a mandatory meeting. and the superintendent said that he wants to beef up security and safety in the schools. this comes after two major gun incidents at baltimore county public schools since the first day of class. in one incident, a student was shot in the cafeteria on perry hall high school. and tuesday, and eighth grade student showed up and a student threatened his teacher and some of the institutes. today the officials will lay out a new plant it's a reminder to staff and students to be aware of your surroundings. and if you see something, say something. there will be a reporting line that is anonymous. and they will talk about the role of a soon-to-be hired school safety and security director. later today, i'm told that the superintenden
are headed to a resolution. rob emmanuel is appealing to end the strike. sherrie johnson is live this morning with what is happening in our area. >> reporter: later this afternoon, a group of activists will be here at the corner of coal spring leap and falls road in north baltimore in front of western high school, they want to come together for a picket line and then they will have a news conference afterwards. they want to show support for the chicago teachers that are on strike because they are defying big business in their mayor. they want to show support for those making sacrifices for teachers, workers and communities everywhere. a chicago judge scheduled a hearing on a injunction to end the strike for wednesday at 10:30 a.m. the city attorneys filed a brief saying the strike is illegal. by the time the judge hears the case -- they may have ended the strike. >> they need to be in classes. we are losing ground. >> please go back to work. >> it was simple. they need time to go back to their members and think about what this represents. we have gone without pay for five days. that's an impo
. abc2 news sherrie johnson is live as people come to say their final good-byes. >> reporter: well, we are here live just a few feet away from the baltimore hebrew congregation in northwest baltimore. today, family, friends and players will gather here to say a final good-bye to art modell. now, last night, before the ravens first kick off and national anthem everyone took a moment to pay tribute to modell. the stadium fell silence. we saw the loss on ray lewis face and his eyes tell the story. he saw modell as a father figure. modell is best remembered for contributions to the national football league and the owner of the cleveland browns from 1961 and 1995 and ravens from 1996 to 2003. he helped launch monday night football and was also known for his charitable work. modell is survived by his sons and six grandchildren. that funeral begins this morning at 11:00 followed by a private luncheon. we are told that the modell family is actually asking that folks gave contribution to the seed school in lieu of flowers. reporting live, sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >> we have a special section
is the only jewish school in our area. sherrie johnson sits down with david prashker on how the school is making a difference. >> reporter: the shoshana s. cardin school sits stucked way way. david prashker takes over as the school celebrates its tenth year anniversary. prashker has already restructured the school's leadership team and has new programs. >> it's all about growth, building, vision for the school, normal vision, to bring the institute tonight community, regardless of the denomination and build a school that really focuses on critical thinking, critical inquiring, on developing young and informed minds. >> reporter: growth and development are top priorities at this jewish high school. the school serves nearly 50 students in ninth through 12 grade. previously they operated separately. now each will be fully integrated under its own dean. it's a leadership and mentoring program that coordinates community projects and intern ships. >> one key aspect of cardin is that we're a college prep school. we work with children, young adults, maybe i should call them, as individuals. we
. kickoff set for 7:00. sherrie johnson has been out talking to fans about their thoughts on the coming game and what are they saying? >>> they are very excited, they are hopeful, excited about the ravens. we are here at dunkin donuts. we have been talking with fans and tonight the ravens host the bangles at 7:00 at mt bank stadium. the ravens are dedicating this season to art model. a former ravens owner and brought football back to baltimore. he will be honored in a pregame ceremony. this year the ravens could face the biggest challenge yet. the ravens will play 8 of 16 games against teams that made the playoffs last year. here is what some of the fans have to say. >> i'm taking my wife to her first ravens game. it's the opening game. she will enjoy all the moments of tonight's game. >> it's going to be explosive this year. i see joe and torey smith, antoine huge more than last year. i think we will are going to pass for 4000 yards this year. this is the year for us. i'm very excited. >> reporter: as you can see, people are looking forward to tonight's game. that's 7:00 p.m. at mt bank st
. question seven. good jobs and better schools in maryland. not west virginia. >>> sherrie johnson is live talking to fans about everything that's going on tonight. imagine people are excited. >> yes. fans are very excited. we are live in towson, outside of this dunkin donuts. grabbing folks, folks are pumped up about the game tonight. the ravens, take on the bangles, at 7:00 tonight at mt bank stadium. the ravens are dedicating the season to art model, a former ravens owner and the man who brought football back to baltimore. honored tonight in a pregame ceremony. the ravens could face the biggest challenge, 8 of 16 games, ravens are 27-5 at home during regular season. this is the second best record in the entire nfl. we caught up with some of the ravens fans. here is what they have to say about the game. >> they come out to the first ravens game, it's going to be the opening game. she will enjoy all the moments of tonight's game. >> it's going to be explosive this year. i see joe and tory looking up quite a bit. i think we are going to pass for 4000 yards this year. >> are you excited? >>
is appealing to ends the strike. activists are supporting the chicago teachers. sherrie johnson is live this morning with what is happening in our area. >> reporter: a group of activists will be coming out here this afternoon, right here at the intersection of cold spring and falls road in front of western high school. basically, they will hit the picket line, after that, they will have a news conference, talking about their show of support for chicago teachers. they want to support teachers defying big business and mayor. they want to show support for folks making sacrifices for students, teachers, workers and communities everywhere. a chicago judge has scheduled a hearing on a possible injunction to end the chicago teachers strike for wednesday at 10:30 a.m., chicago city attorneys filed a brief saying the strike is illegal by the time a judge hears the case the union may have voted to end the strike. the union is scheduled to meet at 3:00 p.m. >> the fact that they can't be in classs is disappointing to me. that's where they need to b. we are losing ground every day they are not ther
. and sherrie johnson is live this morning with more on the icon and how he is going to be honored in baltimore today. >> reporter: well, megan, it will be a very emotional day as friends, family, players gather to say a final good-bye to art modell. they will gather here a few feet away at the baltimore hebrew congregation where the funeral will be held about 11:00 this morning. they will pay their final respects. last night, before the ravens first kick off and before the national anthem, everyone took a moment to pay tribute to modell. the stadium fell silent in observance and we saw the loss on ray lewis' face and his eyes tell the story. he saw modell as a father figure. now in honor of modell, the players are wearing a decal on their helmets and untheir jerseys. modell is best remembered for contribution to the national football league. he was the owner of the cleveland browns from 1961 to 1995 and the baltimore ravens from 1996 to 2003. now he helped launch monday night football and was also known for his charitable work. now ray lewis and roger goodell the commissioner of the n-fl will
on strike? western high school in baltimore city and sherrie johnson is live this morning, what does chicago have to do with baltimore. >> reporter: local activists will gather here in north baltimore, take to the streets for a picket line and a press conference to follow. they want to support teachers who are defying big business and mayor. they support the teachers making sacrifices for students, teachers, working and communities everywhere. a chicago judge has scheduled a hearing on a possible injunction to end the chicago teachers strike for wednesday at 10:30 a.m. chicago city attorneys filed a brief saying the strike is illegal, the union is scheduled to meet to decide whether to end the walkout. if union delegates call off the strike, students could be if class by wednesday. labor and education experts called it a good deal for the union, includes pay raises in a for teacher evaluation. process >> it's pretty straight forward. our goal is to do everything we can, possibly, to get the children back in school. >> it was simple. they need time to go back to mare members and need to think
yesterday and it's your turn to say thank you and good-bye. abc2 news sherrie johnson is live with how you can pay your respects and they want people to come down there. >> reporter: they sure do. they are hoping for a huge outpouring and art modell's caskets will be on the field right here at m and t bank stadium on saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. it will be a silent tribute and they are asking folks to wear purple. and the lombardi trophy will be right by his side e passed away -- he passed away early yesterday morning at age of 87. he brought our beloved ravens here from cleveland in 1996 and hosted the lombardi trophy as owner in 2001 and his influence was bigger than football. he and his wife pat donated millions of dollars to charities in the city including the school. johns hopkin high school and modell impacted the nfl but particularly left a mark with number 52. >> he's one of the most awesome man i met in my life and for me to know him, i know the guy had a real plan. for me to meet a manlike that with all the impact he had on the world, so, it's hard losing someone that powerful
. sherrie johnson is live with more on the security plan. what have you learned. you were speaking early this morning with the school officials on the phone. >> reporter: that's exactly right. baltimore county public schools plan to meet with staff and top educators about the building safety and security plan in a mandatory meeting this morning. the plan is to try to make schools a lot safer. baltimore county's superintendent, he just started july 1st. and he said that he wants to build a larger safety net for security this comes after two major gun incidents at baltimore county schools season the first day of class. in one incident, a teenage gunman shot another in the cafeteria in the high school. and on tuesday, and eighth grade student showed up with a handgun and he threatened his teacher and a class full of students. today's meeting will lay out a new approach to safety and security. and it will help the students understand their role in the new plan. it's a reminder to staff and students to be aware of your surroundings. if you see something, say something. and the district will s
, baltimore community activists are gathering to show support for the teachers. sherrie johnson is live with more on why they are supporting the teachers. >> reporter: they definitely want to get out there and show support. they will be here this afternoon about 3:30 p.m., they will have a picket line at the direction of cold spring lane and falls road in north baltimore. we are here in front of western high school, this is where they are going to hit the streets if the picket line and want to support teachers defying big business and mayor. they want to support those making sacrifices for students, teachers, workers and communities everywhere. a judge scheduled a hearing on a possible injunction to end the chicago teachers strike for wednesday at 10:30 a.m., city attorneys filed a brief. the union is deciding whether to end the walkout if delegates call off the strike, students could be in class by wednesday. labor and education experts have called it a good deal for the union, including pay raises in a bad economy and appeals process for new teacher evaluations. >> it's straight forwa
to school. and they think he have the answer. sherrie johnson is live this morning. i know that early this morning, you spoke with school officials. what are they saying? >> reporter: basically later today baltimore county public school administrators are set to share ideas with top school officials about building a safety security plan in a mandatory meeting. the superintendent said it wants to beef up security and safety in the schools. this comes after two gun incidents at baltimore county school since the first day of class. in one incident, a student was shot in perryville high school. and on tuesday, a student showed up with a handgun where police said that he threatened a teacher owner students. today the leaders will lay out a safety plan and they will help the teachers and the students to understand their role in the plan. to be aware of your surroundings. if you see something, say something. and they'll have an updated support systemtor staff and students -- system for staff and students and that includes an anonymous tip line. they hope to hire a security director. and the
of explaining to do. this after police arrest students when a party gets out of control. sherrie johnson is live this morning, what happened? >> reporter: it was a pretty wild weekend, we were here, we are on york road, it started here at record theater early sunday morning, i got to tell you more than 2000 part-time were running up and down the street in this area on york road, total chaos, look at this video, an eye witness shot this on their cell phone. police not a suspect to the ground. towson's homecoming. peop from off campus caused the chaos, one person was shot in the hand and rushed to the hospital. six people were arrested, dogs were brought in and pepper spray was used to control the crowd. police say a fraternity party at the record theater got out of control and businesses went on lockdown. >> it got ridiculously busy, the cops kicked everyone out and saying we had to shutdown. >> reporter: six people were arrested and charged with seconds degree assault. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> should you be charged for lost revenue during the first 24 hours during a storm outage? the psc
has expanded raising more concerns for families and the government. sherrie johnson has details and it's bigger than originally thought. >> reporter: question. -- yes. the large-scale recall for valencia peanut butter is for nut butter at stores across the country. this includes almond butter and peanut but theer with flax seed sold under archer farms. only trader joe's has been linked to salmonella but the product has been linked to 29 cases of sam nilna in 18 -- salmonella in 18 states. more than 3/4 of those that became ill were children under a 18. there have been reported illness of three cases in massachusetts one in rhode island and one in north carolina many people became sick between june 11th and september 2nd. salmonella can cause diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection. most dangerous to children, elderly and those with weak immune systems. find a list of the recalled items on the website at abc2news.com on the home page. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> news time 4:36. this is one of the top stories on abc2news.com. we are talking about a 26-year
education reporter sherrie johnson shows us how financial literacy is making a difference. >> reporter: it's not your average day here in northeast baltimore. students are getting financially fit. they're learning how to manage money. it's all a part of appalachian hope. >> it's important that we have the knowledge, the skills, the concepts of living a good life and managing money. it comes into play. >> reporter: operation hope teamed up with pnc bank and morgan state to teach students about checking and savings accounts, the power of credits, budgeting and needs and wants. they try to drive the point home. >> it's important to get it from people who aren't too much older than they are. they chan see it isn't something you wait to do when you're old. students can have live experiences from people who are in their shoes, maybe 10, 15 years ago. >> reporter: pnc donated $100,000 to the program. students were receptive to the lesson. >> it's fun and interesting because we get to learn about money. >> reporter: with the proper guidance and smart decisions, these students will be on the right
for his killer. abc2 news' sherrie johnson joins us live this morning from the police head carters. nigh -- headquarters, any leads on the investigation? >> reporter: right tow police have no leads in the case and they're hoping that someone saw or heard something on monday night arnold 10:30. that's when peter rdered. he was left outside his home, shot several times in his head and upper body left for dead. while police continue to search for his killer his extended family gathered for a vigil to remember him through music. 30 minutes before he was killed marvin was making music, he was a singer with the baltimore corral arts -- choral arts society and sang with them for nine years. he was gunned down outside his home in herring run park. he may have been the victim of a robbery police believe and now the chloral arts will make it voice. >> the last piece that we sang before rehearsal ended. the last piece peter sang with was was "the carroll of the angel -- carol of the angels." now he's with the angels. >> reporter: there's a crime stoppers reward in the arrest. call 1-866-7lockup. re
homecoming party. sherrie johnson, joins us with what happened. >> things got out of control and quickly? >> reporter: that's right. we are on i york road, it started outside a theater, there was over 2000 people along york road here early sunday morning. it was a chaotic scene. this is video that a witness shot on the cell phone, shows police getting a suspect to the ground and it was towson university homecoming. people from off campus caused the chaos. one person was shot in the hand and rushed to the hospital. six people arrested. dogs were brought in and prepper spray was used to control the crowd. police say a fraternity party at the recordet thatter got out chaos, nearby businesses went on lock down. >> staggering and, up and down the street and staring and making ridiculous noises to the cops. >> reporter: six people were arrested and charged with second degree assault, two with disorderly conduct and one with drug possession. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> speed is blamed for the death of two men killed in edgemere, the driver lost control of his pickup truck near millers isl
are learning chinese and spanish. it's all part of a world language pilot program. sherrie johnson shows us how the program is making a difference. >> reporter: it's not your average class. these students are learning chinese. it's part of the world language pilot program. >> it's so exciting to be able to give them the opportunity at an early age to acquire world languages. the research does show that world -- expose students to world languages is very beneficial. waverly elementary school in ellicott city is part of a program to teach kids chinese and spanish. >> they also expose to different cultures. so we bring the eastern side of the culture and mix it with the western side. they learn. i hope, you know, from these learning experience, they grow up to be a-- a well rounded global citizen. >> reporter: hispanic consumers are the fastest growing market, all the reason educators teach themes languages. >> very challenging but it's very cool to learn about the culture. >> reporter: gestures, visuals and role play. students pick up the chinese language pretty quickly. they learn greetings, num
party went violent. >> businesses put on lockdown. >> sherrie johnson is live at towson with the details and it took a while for police to get things under control. >> reporter: yes, we are talking about from 11:00 p.m. saturday to 3:30 sunday morning, it started right here at rutger theater. there was a fraternity party and it got too crowded. it took place four hours to break up this crowd. 6 people were arrested, one person shot in the hand near houston circle and rushed to the hospital for surgery. video shot by the witness shows police treeng to get control of the suspect on the grounds. dogs were brought in. pepper spray used. businesses put on lockdown. it was the homecoming. people from off campus caused the chaos that started at the theater. police responded to the scene to help baltimore county police. >> staggering around up and down the street and staring and making ridiculous noises to the cops. >> reporter: six people were arrested and charged with second degree assault, two with disorderly conduct and one with drug possession. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> a fire at ware
're coming together for a community meeting and abc 2 news sherrie johnson joins us with what neighbors are saying because they were fed up before this ever happened. >> reporter: they say enough is enough. they want their community to be a lot safer, and tonight people in the better waverly community are coming together to talk about crime and safety. this meeting was already planned before the shootings but of course this latest incident will be the main point of conversation. officers at the police department are searching for a person of interest in this case. the shooting happened last night around 9:30. a 4-year-old boy and his 33- year-old mother were shot during what police say was a domestic dispute. officers responded to the 900 block in the bert waverly community. the mother was shot in the upper arm and the 4-year-old was shot in the hip. the shooting happened inside the woman's home and neighbors say a swat team was called to the same home about two weeks ago for another incident. the community meeting was tonight from 6:30 to 8:00 at johns hopkins at eastern at 1101 east 3
-old boy and his mother were shot. this happened in a waiverly community. sherrie johnson is live at headquarters, how is it going with the investigation this morning. >> reporter: we are here at baltimore city police department and officers are searching for a person of interest. they have someone that they're trying to track down they want to talk to. this shooting happened last night about 9:30. a 4-year-old boy and his 33- year-old mother were both shot in the home. police are calling this a domestic dispute. officers responded to the 900 block of gorsuch avenue in the better waverly community. the shootings happened inside the woman's home and neighbors tell abc 2 news that a s. w. a. t. team was called to the same address two weeks ago in the incident. there will be a community meeting tonight at 6:30 to 8 at 1101 east 33rd street for the better waverly community to talk about safety. and the state delegates and police officers will be on hand for that meeting to talk about crime and safety. and it's also important to note that this meeting was already scheduled before this
in the a vigil and this is happening why police are continuing to search for the killer. sherrie johnson joins us live from the police headquarters, any leads? >> reporter: detectives here with the baltimore city police department are still working on this case. right now, they don't have any leads in this case but they're hoping that people that might have seen something or heard something on monday night around 10:30 will come forward because that's the time when peter marvit was murdered. now he was left for dead right outside of his home. he had been shot several times if his head and upper body. police continue to search for the killer and his extended family gathered for a vigil to remember him through his music. he is making music, he was a singer with the baltimore choral arts society and he sang with the arts society for five years. it was outside his musical life that the national institutes of health researcher was gunned down outside of his home near herring run park. police believe he may have been the victim of a robbery. and now the choral arts will miss his voice. >> when i stood
to the browns. >>> 4:3 #,33, this morning, two -- 4:33 this morning. two people shot including a child. sherrie johnson joins us with more on this story. do police have a suspect or anything to go on with this shooting. >> reporter: right now, so far baltimore city police officers are searching for a person of interest. this shooting happened around 9:30. a 4-year-old boy and his 33- year-old mother were both shot in the home and it happened about 9:30. officers responded to the 900 block of the gorsuch avenue. police are calling this a domestic shooting. the 4-year-old son was shot in the hip and the mother in the upper arm. neighbors tell abc 2 news that a swat team was called to the same home two weeks ago for an incident. there will be a community meeting for the better waiverly community to talk about crime and safety. mary pat clark, state delegates and police officers will be at the meeting to answer questions. it's important to note that this meeting was already planned in advance before this shooting even happened, but you can believe that they probably will be talking about this type
voice of democracy. tonight our education reporter sherrie johnson shows us how students are taking advantage of the help. >> reporter: 16-year-old brandon pollen has dreams of becoming a politician. last year this 11th grader won the voice of democracy scholarship pooh when i look at colleges, the price is rising and it does help to cut down on the cost. >> reporter: the program was started in 1947 to help students pay for college. each year more than 50,000 compete for more than $2.3 million in scholarships and incentives. students compete by writing and recording a three-minute broadcast clip on a patriotic theme. this year's theme, is the constitution still relevant. >> i love working with the kids and helping them further their education. when i went to college -- and i'm dating myself -- my tuition was $500 a semester. now that doesn't buy the book, so, you know, kids need the help. >> reporter: brandon won the district and state competition and made lots of friends and won $6,000 in scholarships. >> it's fantastic. it gives so much. all you have to do is write an essay and re
building -- art building. our education reporter sherrie johnson has the report. >> reporter: students in towson are enjoying a brand-new state of the art facility. it's the new building at the george washington carver center. >> i'm excited for the new building. just looking at it, it's insane. i've never been in this before. i'm excited to see the dance studio and the whole building. >> it's exciting to be in this new building because everything is so modern. it's really exciting. i'm in visual arts and the rooms are supposed to be big and galleries. i'm so excited. >> reporter: he addressed students as they piled into the new 1,000 seat theater. he vowed to make it the best in the nation. >> will make this the best for our students and to see what our strategic plan looks like, curriculum, professional development for the employees and how do we keep the active lines of communication open. >> reporter: educators say today mark has new beginning and a new era for car vr center. carver center has been recognized nationally and locally with programs from culinary arts, carren tri, danc
'm megan pringle. sherrie johnson is live this morning with new details on the shooting that happened at morgan state university. linda so is out live and another death in maryland from west nile virus. what health officials are going. >>> but first a check on the weather with meteorologist lynette charles. how's it looking out there. >> it looks good out there megan. you can see for yourself in mount airy plenty of sunshine out there morning. we have a few high clouds moving through the area but all in all we're going to be good this morning but we are feeling a little bit on the cool se once again. the temperature 51-degrees and the dew point at 51 in elkton temperature at 54-degrees and dew point 51 degrees. and we are looking right now in northville coming in right around 56 degrees so these temperatures are coming in below average. but as we go into the afternoon, they will be slightly above average. maryland's most powerful radar is dry right now. it will stay that way through the day but we will have change moving into the forecast and i'll talk more about that coming up but he
with defenders' day. i'm sherrie johnson live at fort mchenry. that story is coming up. >> take a look at that, there's big mess to clean up this morning. we're going to show you this situation just ahead. >> and maryland's most powerful radar picking up on a few scattered showers this morning. i'll tell you what you can expect for the game this evening coming up. >> all right and good morning i'm mike masco. a look at the 895 right now south on 195. things are looking good at this hour and we have a new crash on the big boards and we'll show you it's 95 northbound. we'll talk more about that coming up on "good morning maryland." >> and you're looking at a live picture of new york city's times square, head up there right now 11 minutes after 6:00 and get a check on the latest news with techbytes. >> reporter: in today's techbytes, nokia and motorola unveiled new smart phones just a week before the launch of the latest iphone. nokia unveiled the 820. with a premium lens and motorola showed off the new line of the droid razrs. it has 1080 ph.d. recording and will run the jelly bean only rating s
'm sherrie johnson live at fort mchenry with what more on what you and your family can take advantage of this weekend to celebrate the holiday. what does fall smell like? head north, to someplace pristine like acadia national park. there is nothing like the parks this time of year. the falling leaves, the crisp air, the perfect inspiration for air wick's fall collection. yeah, when i smell all those things, i know fall is in the air. the fall collection brought to you by air wick and the national park foundation. something in the air wick. 100% new. ♪ 100% greek. 100% mmm... ♪ oh wow, that is mmm... ♪ in fact it's so mmm you might not believe it's a hundred calories. well ok then, new yoplait greek 100. it is so good. ♪ >>> thank you for joining us this morning. a new addition to the national aquarium. this little guy doesn't even live in the water. take a look. it's a baby sloth in the up land tropical rain forest exhibit. and this is the baby that was first born to ivy. the third sloth born at the aquarium. so the baby is strong and healthy and is going to spend the next sev
the bicentennial of the war of 1812. hang on because abc2 news' sherrie johnson is live this morning down at fort mchenry with all the festivities a busy weekend and i like your hat! thank you so much megan. >> i tell you it takes you back a day in history here. these rangers are so nice to come out and help us talk a little bit about this. we're talking about maryland's oldest holiday. defenders' day and this morning i have rangers vince talking to us here a little bit. first of all, this hat. what's that called? >> that's a cap or a shako and it was worn by the soldiers in the war of the 1812. >> reporter: what's it all about? >> baltimore's oldest holiday commemorating the saving of the city from british attack in 1814 and the writing of the "star-spangled banner." baltimore the star-spangled city. >> reporter: and tell us a couple of things that folks' families can get involved there this weekend to commemorate this. on saturday, fort mchenry from 10:00 to second quarter the pride of baltimore ii the tall ship is going to be here at fort mchenry. we have the state-of-the-art visitors center a
feeks, the navy seal was brought home one last time. sherrie johnson is here with the story, a lot of people showed up to pay respects to fallen hero. >> there was a huge outpouring charlie. people had nice things to say. people from all walks of life turned out to say thank you forgiving the ultimate sacrifice. a view willing be held for patrick feeks, his funeral held wednesday at the fort meyer memorial chapel before he is ladies to rest at arlington national cemetery. feek . the helicopter went down during a fire fight in kandahar last month. he enlisted in march of 2006 and assigned to the seal team three in 2008. employed to afghanistan in december. casket flown to dover air force base. hundreds of people lined up to welcome patrick home. other veterans came out to show respect, the size of the crowd surprised some of them. this boy coming home, is the best of the best, we have to offer in this country. the least can i do is give respect to him any way i can. >> his view willing be held today from 2:00 to 4:00 and from 6:00 to 8:00 at the funeral home in edgewater. he leaves
jerseys. and today they say the phenyl good-byes. sher -- final good-byes. sherrie johnson is live with more on art modell's family and friends saying their final farewells. sherrie. >> reporter: yes, they sure will. you know, he touched so many lives as a generous person as well as a visionary and today, you know, many people will gather at baltimore hebrew congregation to pay finalrespects to him. last night before the ravens first kick off and before the national anthem, everybody took a moment to pay tribute to art modell. the stadium fell silent. he was the owner of the brownsfrom 1961 to 1995 and ravens from 1996 to 2003. he helped launch monday nightfootball and was known for charitable work. ray lewis and roger goodell will speak at his funeral. moldl is -- modell is survived by his son and six grandchildren. that funeral begins at liven followed by a private luncheon. the family asked that people contribute to the school in lieu of flowers. reporting live in northwest baltimore, sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >> what a great way to pay tribute and stt the season with art mode
. the team he brought us they want you to show up and honor him. sherrie johnson is live this morning with all the details on what they are doing to help you honor art modell and the push to wear purple. sherrie. >> reporter: yes, the team is hoping for a huge turnout. you know, art mow deal's cas -- modell's casket will be here on the field on saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. this is a silent tribute to him and they are asking everyone ione to wear purple. now -- everyone to wear purple. art mow did he credit -- modell died yesterday morning of natural causes of johns hopkins hospital. he was 87 years old. modell is best remembered for his contributions to the national football league. he was the owner of the cleveland browns from 1961 to 1995. and the baltimore ravens from 1996 to 2003. he helped launch monday night football but was known for charitable work including 20 years of service on cleveland clinic board. he and his late wife pat weredevoteed to the arts. >> talking about personal -- devoted to the arts. >> talking about personal philanthropy and giving and caring. not that
sherrie johnson is live with more on what's happening and why this is so exciting. >> reporter: well, yes, we are here live at the thomas johnson elementary middle school and south baltimore where in few hours there's going to be the grand unveiling. not only here at this school but two other schools to make it three new libraries total. and this morning, i have lyanne with me who has two sons one inpre-k and first grade. tell me about what you think about this library project and the fact the schools get the new libraries. >> i think it's incredible. especially for the city where we sometimes feel like we are forgotten the but this is bringing such a positive buzz to the neighborhood. we are getting 4,000 new bucks a pretty shiny new library where the kids can go in and experience learning. >> reporter: what do you think about the wineberg foundationteaming with up community partners to put the libraries in the schools. >> i think it's incredible. it's a huge generous donation and we are thrilled to have it of course. >> reporter: what are you looking forward to for your kid you have a s
are unveiled in baltimore city public schools. i am sherrie johnson and i will have a sneak preview coming up. what does fall smell like? head north, to someplace pristine like acadia national park. there is nothing like the parks this time of year. the falling leaves, the crisp air, the perfect inspiration for air wick's fall collection. yeah, when i smell all those things, i know fall is in the air. the fall collection brought to you by air wick and the national park foundation. something in the air wick. in deep red apples and in each golden bead. it blends into a perfect crunch you'll savor, giving us the most perfect lesson in flavor. nature valley, nature at its most delicious. crispy granola, layered with creamy peanut butter or rich dark chocolate flavor. 90 calories. 100% natural. and nature...approves. granola thins. from nature valley. nature at its most delicious. >>> 11 minutes after 5. today the wineberg foundation sell brace the -- celebrates the first high bare projects grand open. three brand new public libraries will be unveiled. and sherrieionson is live. and this is a exci
and close to their hearts underneath the jersey. today they willsay the final good-byes and sherrie johnson is live this morning and art modell made so many friend i have to imagine today is going to be crowded. >> reporter: yes, he really touched a lot of lives a generous person and visionary and many of those folks, friends, family and players former players will turn out here a few feet away at the baltimore hebrew congregation to say final good-byes and pay his respects. last night before the first kick off and national anthem everybody paid tribute to art modell. the stadium fell silence. he is best recommended for the contribution for the national football leal league e owned the cleveland browns and ravens from 2003. he he was known for charitable work. ray lewis and roger goodell willspeak at funeral. modell is sur voobd by sons and six grandchildren. the funeral -- survived by his sons and six grandchildren. the funeral is followed by a private luncheon and they cd people -- asked people contribute to the seed school in lieu of flowers. sherrie johnson abc 2 news. >>> perry hall te
sent abc2 news sherrie johnson down there to get a look. i know you had a sneak peek how does it look. >> reporter: amazing. if you look at the before pictures and step in now, it's wond earlful. i am so excited for the students and -- wonderful. i am so excitesed for the students and a -- excite for the students -- excited for the the students and the staff. we are here at thomas johnson elementary middle school. this is one of three unveilings that will happen today simultaneously. so very exciting. and this morning, we have a parent here beth who is joining us live. her daughter is in the 2ndgrade here. good morning thanks for being out here. what is going through your mind here with this library project and this new unveiling? what do you think for students and also your daughter? >> it's legally very excite are -- it's really very exciting because the kids are exposeed to-- exposed to technology and there are 4,000 books. and they have the support at school and home to make a difference in their education. >> reporter: what do you think about the wineberg foundation teaming with
modell. sherrie johnson is live where you can pay your respects and they are doing this at the bank because they want a huge crowd to show up don't they? >> reporter: yes, the team wants a large number of people to come out. -- number of people to come out. a few years ago i did a interview with art modell he isand it was a honor to sit and talk with him. this saturday, fans can come out and pay tribute to him right here at m and t bank stadium. there will be his casket will be at the field from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. this is a silent tribute and you're asked to wear purple to the event. art modell, the man credited with bringing football back to charm city died early yesterday morning of natural causes at johns hopkins hospital. he was 87 years old. motel-- modell is best remembered to contribution to the nfl and he was the owner of the cleveland browns in 1961 to 1995. and the baltimore ravens from 1996 to 2003. he helped launch monday night football but was perhaps well- known as charitable work including 20 years of service on cleveland clinic board. he and his late wife pat were
yesterday. it happened inside the student center and abc2 news' sherrie johnson is live this morning in northeast baltimore with the story. what's the latest on this investigation right now? >> reporter: well, megan i called baltimore city police department and right now, they are still searching for the gunman. this is still a very much an active investigation. but in just a few hours classes will resume here at morgan state university. they canceled classes last night because of the shooting on campus. now yesterday there all happened -- this all happened witnesses say about 4:15 p.m. the victim was inside the morgan state student center playing pool. he was shot inside the student center but he collapsed outside the building. investigators don't think the victim or the gunman were students at morgan state. but the whole experience was terrifying for students. now police have not released a name of the victim. and again they are still searching for the gunman. and once again classes are set to resume this morning. reporting live in northeast baltimore, sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >
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